Churches, sanctuaries and hermitages
Feel the artistic and spiritual heritage
Since the Christian conquest, the islands have accumulated a valuable religious heritage, cathedrals, churches, sanctuaries, convents and ancient chapels that have been silent witnesses to the greatest chapters of local history.
Since the Christian conquest, the islands have accumulated a valuable religious heritage, cathedrals, churches, sanctuaries, convents and ancient chapels that have been silent witnesses to the greatest chapters of local history. This heritage can be visited year round, and will surprise you with its beauty. Wonderfully simple temples, like those in Ibiza, or ostentatious grandeur, like the Mallorca Cathedral.
Some of the religious sites have become unique backdrops to art and culture, and classical music or organ concerts can be enjoyed throughout the year, taking advantage of the magnificent acoustics.
The higher grounds hold sanctuaries such as de Lluc, surrounded by forests in the Serra de Tramuntana, or at El Toro, on Menorca's highest peak. Some have accommodation, where you will feel the peace and magnetism of the surroundings, and are a starting point for excursions and visits. There are also hermitages located on small elevations close to the towns, where you can enjoy spectacular views.
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Church Sant Joan Baptista (Deià, mallorca)
Example of religious architecture within an extraordinary landscape
Hermitage Betlem (Artà, mallorca)
Chapel with remarkable paintings and sculptures within a breathtaking landscape
Hermitage Sant Honorat (Algaida, mallorca)
A chapel with incredible views over the south of the island
Sanctuary Lluc (Escorca, mallorca)
The first Marian sanctuary of the Balearic Islands, from the 13th century
Sanctuary Monti-Sion (Porreres, mallorca)
Sanctuary with an exceptional pentagonal cloister and breathtaking views
Sanctuary Mare de Déu de Sant Salvador (Felanitx, mallorca)
A 14th-century sanctuary with breathtaking views of the island
Sanctuary Monte Toro (Es Mercadal, menorca)
An emblematic religious sanctuary atop the highest summit of the island
Sanctuary Nostra Sra. de Gràcia (Llucmajor, mallorca)
A sanctuary with exceptional views built under the shade of a large boulder
Monumental ensemble Reial Cartoixa de Valldemossa (Valldemossa, mallorca)
One of the main heritage and tourist attractions of the town
Convent or monastery Los Dominicos (Eivissa, ibiza)
An old disbanded convent now houses offices of the Ibiza City Council.
Convent or monastery Monasterio de Santa María de la Real (Palma de Mallorca, mallorca)
Vestiges of Cistercian architecture
Church Basílica Sant Francesc (Palma de Mallorca, mallorca)
Medieval Franciscan church with a Baroque facade and a Gothic cloister
Church Mare de Déu del Carme (Iglesia de Es Cubells) (Sant Josep de Sa Talaia, ibiza)
A modern church made from an old chapel
Church Nuestra señora de la Porcíncula (Palma de Mallorca, mallorca)
Magnificent example of contemporary religious architecture.
Church San Mateo Apóstol (Sant Antoni de Portmany, ibiza)
In the words of Archduke Luis Salvador, one of the finest churches on the island.
Church Santa Eulària, Puig de Missa (Santa Eulària des Riu, ibiza)
On the mountain, defensive and in a special location: that is Puig de Missa